January-February Biomass Magazine

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Sweet’s enclosed belt conveyor

Busines Briefs

By Biomass Magazine


Brian Rogers

The Science is Clear on Renewable Wood Energy

By Brian Rogers



The steady build-out of Canada's industrial wood pellet industry continues, driven by multiple motivations.

Covered lagoon designs of dairy digesters, such as this one provided by Maas Energy Works of Redding, California, are a preferred approach over mixed plug-flow designs in warmer climates like California.

Gold Rush

By Ron Kotrba

Daryl Maas followed his dreams to California, where he is filling an important niche helping mitigate climate change and dairy farmers mine the lucrative rewards of cow manure.

Backed by the U.S. Endowment for Forestry & Communities, construction of Restoration Fuels, a commercial-scale torrefaction facility in John Day, Oregon, is well underway.


Improved conveyor access can significantly reduce maintenance time and prevent injuries.

High-velocity thermal spray was initially used in specialized shop applications but is now widely deployed in the energy sector for critical equipment protection.

Biomass Refractories: One Size Does Not Fit All

By Jim Caprio and Brent Buchcuski

Performing a process audit and understanding wear mechanisms can drastically maximize lining performance.

The Japanese biomass market—particularly its relative fuel flexibility compared to the wood pellet-dominated European market—will create an interesting trading environment as demand grows in the coming years.

Siting a new project in an optimal wood basin is critical to ensuring that a sustainable, affordable wood supply is available throughout its life.

There are many important factors to consider and key steps to take when pursuing an on-site biomass heating project.

This month's Sponsor Spotlight details Continental Blower's efforts in the biogas and RNG industry, TerraSource Global's Jeffrey Radar TubeFeeder technology for fiber storage and reclaim, and E=MC3's progress toward developing a high-quality, high-

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